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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)
(July 09, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter June 2021   Wildlife Trade Trivia     In Focus In this section, we feature achievements by law enforcement officers we engage with. Any story featured here is done so with permission from the officer who reported it.        Along with detecting Illegal Wildlife Trade at India's borders, the Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB), is entrusted with a wide range of activities to secure...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (May 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (May 2021)
(June 10, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter May 2021     In Focus       Adding on to the list of initiatives taken towards wildlife conservation, the state of Arunachal Pradesh has started the "Air Gun Surrender Abhiyan" initiative, where local communities are asked to surrender their air guns used for hunting, in exchange for other benefits.      The objective behind this initiative is to create awareness w...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2021)
(May 05, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter April 2021         News Scan (1-30 April)       Odisha: Leopard skin seized, two arrested in Khordha | 3 April 2021   A Crime Branch Special Task Force (STF) arrested two persons for illegal possession of leopard skin in Bolagarh during a raid conducted in Khordha district of Odisha. Read more   Teak wood seized in Rayagada | 3 April 2021   ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2021)
(April 14, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter March 2021       News Scan (1-31 March)     Elusive tigress with snare on neck finally captured from Bandipur's Gundre range | 1 March 2021   The tigress with a snare around its neck, which had kept the forest officials in Karnataka and Kerala on high alert, was captured by the forest staffers in Gundre range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR). The tigress was first sighted with a snare...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2021)
(March 08, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter February 2021        News Scan (1-28 February)   Redsanders logs seized | 2 February 2021   The Andhra Pradesh State Redsanders Anti-smuggling Task Force teams seized redsanders logs  and three cars, and nabbed six persons after a long chase from Chandragiri near Tirupati to Kolar in Karnataka. Read more   Nine fined ₹9.25 lakh for poaching deer | 2 February 2...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2021)
(February 17, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter January 2021         News Scan (January 1-31)   Digapahandi forest officials seize 175 kg of tension, deer hide from auto-rickshaw | 1 January 2021   Forest officials of Digapahandi division have arrested the owner of an auto-rickshaw after venison weighing 175 kg and its hide was found inside the vehicle. Read more       Three poachers held in Bhitarkanika ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (December 2020)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (December 2020)
(January 18, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter December 2020     News Scan (December 1-31) Five poachers held with live pangolin | 1 December 2020 A combined team of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Shahdol Forest Division nabbed five poachers and rescued a live pangolin from them. The pangolin species is protected under Schedule-I of Wildlife Protection Act 1972.  Read more   UP Police arrests 3 poachers, seizes 100 kg of boar meat | 1 Dec...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (November 2020)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (November 2020)
(December 07, 2020)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter November 2020   Updates from WCS-India State Forest Training Institute, Walayar, Kerala and WCS-India organised a two-day online training on 17th and 18th November for 49 Beat Forest Officers. The training focussed on capacity building of the trainees to detect, investigate and prosecute wildlife offenders. The training began with the inaugural address by Ms. R. Keerthi, Director, SFTI, Walayar, Kerala. Read more ...

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